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How to cast on toe-up socks 2 ata time on two circulars May 15, 2011

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in A Stitch in Time | Tutorials.
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I had a waking moment epiphany this morning- it was like a waking dream.
A fellow Ravelry member asked me there was a video out on how to cast on two socks at a time on two circular needles. We both knew there were several out on the Magic Loop technique, but none on two socks on two circulars, yet.
Since I have yet to have the Magic Two Socks on Two Circs epiphany, I have resolved to at least try to blog a pictorial tutorial here.

*this was done on my iPhone; editing pictures when I get on a computer.

Note: I’m a Lefty knitter, you Rightys will have to work with me here, until I get my second wind 😉

We’re going to start with two size 8 29- inch circulars, and two hanks of worsted weight yarn, to make it easy.

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With needle #1 (blue) and first strand of yarn, start with a 6 inch tail, cast on (CO) 4 stitches and scoot them down out of the way.
Pick up the second strand of yarn and using same needle, CO 4 stitches next to the first 4 sts.  Always remember: Keep the stitches of both socks close together, like sisters. 🙂

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With needle # 2 (purple) placed next to last stitch of Sock #1, CO 4 stitches, pulling first stitch up close to last stitch of Sock #1. Slide stitches out of the way, like this:

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Pick up second strand of yarn, CO 4 more stitches, pulling first stitch up close to last stitch in Sock #2.

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Your CO stitches should look like this:

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Pull needle #2 through stitches of both sets of CO stitches and with second ball of yarn and loose end of needle #1, knit the first 4 stitches of needle #1. When you get to second set of CO stitches, pick up (PU) first strand of yarn and knit those 4 stitches. Pull needle #1 through all stitches and let them hang loose.
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If you are confused, don’t worry, this is natural and gets easier real soon!

Now you’re ready to join and knit the second row of the toes of both socks!

Bring stitches to end of needle #2, and place on top of your work; we are going to knit all stitches on that needle now.

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Leave a comment if you see something that I need to fix or explain! 😀

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